Christie to media: Seriously, shut up about Donald Trump
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is sick of getting asked about what Donald Trump says, and he’s made his feelings clear. Undoubtedly, other candidates are feeling similarly when they must respond to what Trump says rather than talk about their own campaign issues and positions.
Report from Politico:
Chris Christie is done with the media’s questions about Donald Trump’s immigration remarks.
“You know, enough. We’ve answered the questions,” Christie said Monday on “Fox and Friends.” “It’s inappropriate. The comments were inappropriate. But listen, Donald is a friend, I’ve known him for 13 years, and I like him personally. But his comments were inappropriate. That’s now the 50th time I’ve said it. It’s going to be the last time I say it.”
Asked about his fellow Republican candidate’s comments again on Monday’s “Fox & Friends,” the New Jersey governor said he would rather talk about entitlement reform and education reform, and not Trump’s comments that Mexico and other countries are sending rapists and murderers across the border.
”But no, seriously, when I’m out there talking to folks, nobody in the real world asks me about this. Nobody. But every time I get on a media show, all anybody ever wants to talk about is Donald Trump,” Christie said.
It’s true, the media has taken everything Trump says and makes every other candidate respond to it. However, it’s fairly early in the game and, despite what it seems like, there is still very little 2016 election news to discuss. When Trump comes in, with megaphone blaring, he’s a pretty easy target in terms of media attention.
In total, I can understand Christie’s frustration but at this point in the race, the news is slow and there are many months yet before the seriousness of the race will come into focus. By that time, the other 98% of the country not paying attention will start to tune in.